A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 05:23:12 / 5:23 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 30/04/20 / 2020-04-30 09:23:12 / April 30, 2020 @ 9:23 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us700097g8. Unique identifier: us700097g8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 148.74 km, -68.3475° West, -22.7794° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 148.74 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama. Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (43 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 20 km NW of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
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